A Different Forest
This is a solo piano album of gently undulating sound sculptures that revel in the beauty and peace of our forests. Hauschka creates an intimacy through his focus on the most personal of insights—the delight of spiderwebs sparkling with dew; the unexpected, strange pleasure of placing hands in an anthill; the smell of wet moss… and the magic of human companionship, as the composer and his father share innermost thoughts. Hauschka’s improvisations ebb and flow, taking unexpected, intriguing harmonic paths. The coruscating “Another Hike” takes us full circle—a through-composed piece that rounds off this gorgeous, atmospheric album.